Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
very hard on that in the house, energy and commerce committee and we are pleased to see it in the final act. i'm wondering especially given that your testimony talks a lot about the age of onset of many profound mental illnesses being between 16 and 25, whether you are already observing the positive impact of that increased level of assured us for that age population. >> we certainly know that the provision to allow young people to stay on their parents' insurance and the provision to prohibit exclusion from preexisting conditions both help young people with mental health and substance abuse disorders stay on and keep in short or be able to get access to insurance when they may not have access to it. millions of young people are covered through that process already. we know that those young people have these disorders are part of that group. >> senator murkowski. >> i join my colleagues in thanking you for calling this hearing on an incredibly important subject. i am told by my staff and we haven't had experience in the health committee on mental-health issues since 2007. way past time.